Shrout named Associate Advisor to Science Translational Medicine journal

Joshua Shrout, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, was recently named a 2012 Associate Advisor to Science Translational Medicine, a sister journal of Science.

The first of his monthly Editor's Choice articles appears in the March 21, 2012 issue. The article profiles a recent discovery about Salmonella virulence by a Canadian research group at the University of British Columbia.

The Shrout Research Group investigates "sociomicrobiology" and community actions of bacteria that are important to medicine and the environment. Social behavior is important to many bacterial processes including how bacteria grow as biofilms that attach to human cells, mineral surfaces, water intake pipes, shower curtains, and many other places.